WARREN (WWJ) – Only a week and a half to go until the end of May, which is Governor Snyder’s target date to have a budget in hand. Those opposed to cutting education funding continue to try to gather support.
WWJ’s Pat Sweeting stopped by Pinewood Elementary School in Warren where state lawmakers, like 25th District John Switalski, were intensifying the push against cuts by the state to education funding.
“The school aid fund, in and of itself, has a surplus, this is a manufactured crisis, there is no reason other than pure ideology to cut one red cent,” says Switalski.
“The money is there, Proposal A and the school aid fund guaranteed that money would go to K-12 and the governor is subverting that money,” adds Switalski.
The representative charges that school aid dollars are being cut to pay for a $1.8 billion dollar tax cut.